On November 6, 2018, as Uranus retrograded back into Aries, another shift in the heavens occurred: the lunar nodes shifted from Leo/Aquarius to Cancer/Capricorn.

The lunar nodes shift every eighteen months, bringing an entirely new mood and energy to influence our feelings and the patterns that play out in our lives. And earthlings born during a particular nodal axis will have soul similarities, meaning that similar gifts to offer and lessons to learn will show up for each of the beings born with that north and south node. During the nodes’ Leo/Aquarius stay we encountered dynamic themes related to Leo and Aquarius attributes, and with this new placement underway, we will have fresh perspectives to gain based on the Cancer/Capricorn aesthetic.

The nodes are not planets but rather intersection points where the orbit of the moon intersects the ecliptic, and their movement is counterclockwise. The north node, known as the dragon’s head, is essentially our dharma in this lifetime, and the south node, called the dragon’s tail, is karma. Opposites, these destiny points reveal our life purpose and our life lessons. In a past life (or lives) we relied on a particular set of characteristics, like a tool kit, and in our current lifetime these once useful skills which propelled us further are now slowing us down or holding us back. This is the south node. It deals with issues we have to work out and what remains unresolved. And the north node is about how we find resolution, our gifts to develop, potentials to unfold, attributes to grow. There’s much more nuance to it all, and add to it the houses and the aspects associated with the nodes… but for now consider them to represent access points that can reveal a treasure of wisdom.

Some things to notice while we have the north node in Cancer and south node Capricorn:

  • Balance between yin and yang energies / families, parents, parenthood, children / personal vs professional or public

  • Releasing: obsessive materialism, the need to win at any cost, being a workaholic, fear of intimacy, making everything difficult, worth defined by accomplishments and recognition, excess yang, needing to control everything

  • Embracing: nurturing others, empathy and sensitivity, emotional inhibition and vulnerability, verbalizing feelings, domestic life, family

If you’d like to learn more about your north and south node, send a request to sign up for a nodal reading. Email wildmoonwisdom@gmail.com.